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by No_Mind
Sat Apr 14, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Judaism & Brahmanism vs Buddhism & Christianity
Replies: 25
Views: 532

Re: Judaism & Brahmanism vs Buddhism & Christianity

Hinduism never attacked Buddhism in any way (other than at debates) so "Hinduism defeated Buddhism" is wrong statement. Please do not invent history (rather dangerous since most who visit this forum have no idea of ancient Indian history). Buddhism declined because it lost popularity and due to Isl...
by No_Mind
Sat Apr 14, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Suffering of others
Replies: 12
Views: 271

Re: Suffering of others

Ruud wrote:
Sat Apr 14, 2018 12:28 pm
Things we truly can’t change, that’s where we practice equanimity (so no agitation or weeping).
Right .. we agree completely

:namaste:
by No_Mind
Sat Apr 14, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Suffering of others
Replies: 12
Views: 271

Re: Suffering of others

chownah wrote:
Sat Apr 14, 2018 12:11 pm
Compassion.
chownah
Of course compassion. All our compassion.

But should we get worked up? Weep ourselves to sleep?

:namaste:
by No_Mind
Sat Apr 14, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Next 24 hours are super important (huge tensions regarding Syria)
Replies: 95
Views: 1812

Re: Next 24 hours are super important (huge tensions regarding Syria)

He taught the 4NT so that every human can bring an end to their own suffering. There will always be suffering in this world. There will be drought, famine, flood, pestilence, gender inequality, racial divide, war, civil war, rape and other similar atrocities and injustices. So the Buddha wasted his...
by No_Mind
Sat Apr 14, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Suffering of others
Replies: 12
Views: 271

Suffering of others

What was Buddha's teaching about suffering of others? Let us say when Buddha was teaching in Mahajanapada X a war broke out between Mahajanapada Y and Mahajanapada Z (had to have really happened .. at some point during his four decades of teaching) Would he have asked his students to stop meditating...
by No_Mind
Sat Apr 14, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Next 24 hours are super important (huge tensions regarding Syria)
Replies: 95
Views: 1812

Re: Next 24 hours are super important (huge tensions regarding Syria)

I did not use the expression self-centered to mean "self". Right... So now "self" does not mean "self", it means something else? Buddha taught the 4NT to end one's own suffering not those of others. So he taught the 4NT to end his own suffering, not so that sentient beings can bring an end to suffe...
by No_Mind
Sat Apr 14, 2018 8:20 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Next 24 hours are super important (huge tensions regarding Syria)
Replies: 95
Views: 1812

Re: Next 24 hours are super important (huge tensions regarding Syria)

Buddhism according to Theravada is self-centered. No it is not. FYI Theravada Buddhism teaches Anatta. AND the Buddha taught the Four Noble Truths in order to end suffering. He didn't say: "Suffering will never stop... So I'll just abide in Nibbanna and not worry about it." Seems you are very confu...
by No_Mind
Sat Apr 14, 2018 7:43 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Next 24 hours are super important (huge tensions regarding Syria)
Replies: 95
Views: 1812

Re: Next 24 hours are super important (huge tensions regarding Syria)

Include all those who are suffering in Syria in your daily metta practice. Buddhist hand wringing? :thinking: I am not a Buddhist per se so I cannot really say (we have our own resident arahant here to comment on such weighty matters) .. but I do include all who suffer in my metta practice Do not c...
by No_Mind
Sat Apr 14, 2018 7:38 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Next 24 hours are super important (huge tensions regarding Syria)
Replies: 95
Views: 1812

Re: Next 24 hours are super important (huge tensions regarding Syria)

And since this is a Buddhist forum: Where exactly did the Buddha teach that people have to get "it (whatever that "it" is) out of their system" in order to avoid suffering? As a matter of fact all of the Buddha's teachings on violence are a denunciation of it. Buddha was concerned if you are being ...
by No_Mind
Sat Apr 14, 2018 7:11 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Next 24 hours are super important (huge tensions regarding Syria)
Replies: 95
Views: 1812

Re: Next 24 hours are super important (huge tensions regarding Syria)

Why does it matter to the rest of the world if people die in a civil war (as long as the civil war can be contained inside borders of that country) Basic human compassion for other human beings? Because it is not being contained inside the borders of the country? Because it is a proxy war for vario...
by No_Mind
Sat Apr 14, 2018 6:14 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Can we stay neutral
Replies: 15
Views: 356

Re: Can we stay neutral

When Chines invaded Tibet, many Tibetans took a neutral position. The result is that Chinese took control over Tibet. The question is what would have happened if Tibetans took a strong opposition. Many Tibetans would have died the same way many civilians died in Iraq war. Passive resistance such as...
by No_Mind
Sat Apr 14, 2018 4:28 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Next 24 hours are super important (huge tensions regarding Syria)
Replies: 95
Views: 1812

Re: Next 24 hours are super important (huge tensions regarding Syria)

On average 100,000 people have been killed in Syria per year since the war started in 2011, I would hardly call that "nothing happening". Why does it matter to the rest of the world if people die in a civil war (as long as the civil war can be contained inside borders of that country) 100,000 a yea...
by No_Mind
Fri Apr 13, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Next 24 hours are super important (huge tensions regarding Syria)
Replies: 95
Views: 1812

Re: Next 24 hours are super important (huge tensions regarding Syria)

Why is no topic here about the important events that are about to happen regarding Syria ? I sometimes come here to check the news. I think "if something super important is happening, it must be there in the dw news section". But since this news is not here, maybe I shouldn't rely on DW to get the ...
by No_Mind
Fri Apr 13, 2018 12:30 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Race, IQ and Idenity politics: A debate.
Replies: 105
Views: 1729

Re: Race, IQ and Idenity politics: A debate.

Race determines skin color, eye color, hair color, height, weight, muscularity, slow and fast twitch muscle percentage, facial features. Race does not determine IQ, virtuousness and anything connected to nāma nāma depends on upbringing and past life Karma. It seems genetic because intelligent parent...
by No_Mind
Fri Apr 13, 2018 3:47 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Race, IQ and Idenity politics: A debate.
Replies: 105
Views: 1729

Re: Race, IQ and Idenity politics: A debate.

alan wrote:
Fri Apr 13, 2018 3:46 am
Yeah, I'm not a Police Dog. I'm a Jazz Cat.
Are you scared of cucumbers like in the video?

:namaste:
by No_Mind
Fri Apr 13, 2018 3:42 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Race, IQ and Idenity politics: A debate.
Replies: 105
Views: 1729

Re: Race, IQ and Idenity politics: A debate.

Cats are cool. Dogs are dumb. https://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=https://i.ytimg.com/vi/uEbhzwbvAc0/maxresdefault.jpg&imgrefurl=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v%3DuEbhzwbvAc0&h=720&w=1280&tbnid=Q7GVbti9xArLaM:&tbnh=118&tbnw=211&usg=__uAUexzFMXk2uwD5U6XAbPgmgSJ4%3D&vet=10ahUKEwi8r4CBqbbaAhWDON8KHZN...
by No_Mind
Fri Apr 13, 2018 3:26 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Race, IQ and Idenity politics: A debate.
Replies: 105
Views: 1729

Re: Race, IQ and Idenity politics: A debate.

No Mind is probably still trying to figure out weather he is smarter than a german shepard or not, since he has no way of accurately measuring that. :D Most german shepherds I know have better life and health insurance than me I am most probably stupider than them It is my innermost wish to be rebo...
by No_Mind
Fri Apr 13, 2018 2:58 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Race, IQ and Idenity politics: A debate.
Replies: 105
Views: 1729

Re: Race, IQ and Idenity politics: A debate.

Circle5 wrote:
Fri Apr 13, 2018 2:55 am
Do you believe german shepards have the same average intelligence as any other dog ? Do you believe crows have the same average intelligence as ravens ?
How would I know? How do you measure dog/crow intelligence :?

Is this what you do all day long? No wonder you are confused.

:namaste:
by No_Mind
Fri Apr 13, 2018 2:51 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Race, IQ and Idenity politics: A debate.
Replies: 105
Views: 1729

Re: Race, IQ and Idenity politics: A debate.

Circle5 wrote:
Fri Apr 13, 2018 2:44 am
Can I ask you now a question of my own ? Do you believe german shepards have the same average IQ as any other dog ? Do you believe crows have the same average IQ as ravens ?
They can be trained well. There is no study on dog IQ

I have no clue about ravens

:namaste:
by No_Mind
Fri Apr 13, 2018 2:46 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Race, IQ and Idenity politics: A debate.
Replies: 105
Views: 1729

Re: Race, IQ and Idenity politics: A debate.

Circle5 wrote:
Fri Apr 13, 2018 2:44 am
Can I ask you now a question of my own ?
Who is you?

me or alan?

:namaste: